Last Tuesday April 4th the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) hosted The All Party Forum on BC Public Education. Fielding questions from DPACs across the province were:
Thank you to all the volunteers that made this possible, to the Candidates and their managers for their eager participation, and finally, to all those who attended in person and in the livestreaming audience.
You can watch the Forum here
DPAC Presents: MLA Candidate Education Forum on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
You are invited to attend the Vancouver DPAC's MLA Candidate Education Forum
Date: April 25, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Venue: VSB Education Centre,
Room 180, 1580 West Broadway.
Vancouver School Board
1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 5K8
Click here to register for the event
The answer to the Crossing the Bridge Problem:
Yes! They make it to the Staff Meeting by crossing the bridge in 17 minutes. Here is how:
Mme Christine & Mme Nona cross together (2 minutes)
Mme Christine goes back with the light (1 minute)
Mme Lichimo & Mme Lapierre cross together (10 minutes)
Mme Nona goes back with the light (2 minutes)
Mme Christine & Mme Nona cross together (2 minutes)
The total time to cross is 2 + 1 + 10 + 2 + 2 = 17 minutes
PAC presents Parenting in a Digital World on Monday, May 15 at 7:30pm
(PAC meeting at 7pm)
Grade 4 - 7 students will attend Online Safety Presentations on Wed, May 17 during the school day.
These events are sponsored by the Tennyson PAC.
Here is a blurb about the workshop:
Parenting in a Digital Age by Safe Online (http://www.safeonline.ca/)
We believe that parents and teachers are a critical part of the solutions to online harm. Parenting today is challenging with children and youth involved in online technologies at earlier and earlier ages. While quick adopters of new technologies, youth are still amateur users without guidance of their elders. We can help you effectively keep up with technology and meet the challenges you are facing.
Our Parenting in a Digital Age workshop will give you practical ideas and the tools to make your children and safer. Parent advisory, grandparent, new parent and foster parent groups can all become better informed participants in their children’s online world.
Topic covered include:
We are very excited to announce that once again Lord Tennyson will be participating as a school team at RBC Race for the Kids on Sunday, June 4, 2017.
This wonderful event is held annually as a part of the BC Children's Hospital’s Miracle Weekend Telethon and raises funds for childhood cancer programs in addition to mental health initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital. Chances are most of us have been touched by the life-saving care of BC Children’s Hospital.
This year's event takes place on Sunday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m. in Vancouver. It is a fantastic family event, where participants run or walk a 5 km or 2 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival for the kids including live music, face painting, crafts, games, and fresh fruits and veggies.
You can register or donate, or both by clicking on the following link to go directly to the Tennyson Tigers page:
RBC Race for the Kids - Tennyson Tigers Team.
Make sure to select ‘Join a Team’ and sign up as a part of the Tennyson Tigers team. If you want to have our school name printed on your RBC Race for the Kids t-shirt, make sure to register before May 16.
Our goal is to recruit 20 team members (including students/parents/siblings/others) and to raise a minimum of $2000 – let’s work together to make this happen!
Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause, and hopefully we will see you out on Sunday, June 4!
NAME: Greg Foskett
TEAM NAME: Tennyson Tigers
CAPTAIN CONTACT INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
VSB Budget Proposal (with survey)
VSB has released budget proposals to address the projected 2017-18 shortfall of $2.13 million.
If you would like to voice your opinion of the budget cuts, please access the survey online at govsb.ca/budgetsurvey which will close at 5 pm on Apr. 18, 2017. A report of the survey results will be presented at the public board meeting on Apr. 24, 2017.
A Math problem for you ...
To celebrate the upcoming Math-a-thon on April 20, here is a Math problem for you and your children to think about:
Mme Christine, Mme Nona, Mme Lichimo and Mme Lapierre are out walking: They come to a rickety old wooden bridge. The bridge is weak and only able to carry the weight of two of them at a time. Because they are in a rush and the light is fading, they must cross in the minimum time possible and must carry a flashlight on each crossing.
They only have one flashlight and it can't be thrown. Because of their different fitness levels and some minor injuries, they can all cross at different speeds. Mme Christine can cross in 1 minute, Mme Nona in 2 minutes, Mme Lichimo in 5 minutes and Mme Lapierre in 10 minutes (she has an injury, her slowness is not due to fitness level!).
There is a Staff Meeting starting on the far side of the bridge in 17 minutes ... can they all make it? No tricks allowed ... they all must cross the bridge with a light (no more than 2 at a time), no throwing the flashlight, no piggy-backing, one does not start walking back with the flashlight while the other finishes crossing, etc.
Ready for the answer?
Four former Tennyson students competed in the Regional Science Fair at UBC for the past 3 days.
Nerissa Kassis & Emmy Bos (Tennyson grad 2013) had a Science Fair project titled "Le carbonate de calcium: une remplacement aux retardateurs de feux". They won many Special Awards yesterday at the awards ceremony.
Two other former Tennyson students won an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the Canadian National Science Fair competition in May this year. They will travel to Regina for a week to compete!
Julia Ionica (Tennyson grad 2014) is going to Nationals with her Science Fair project titled "L'investigation de la réaction endothermique dans les compresses froides". Congratulations Julia!
Jay Botham (Tennyson grad 2016) is going to Nationals with her Science Fair project titled "The Effect of Hair Dye on Hair Strength". Congratulations Jay!
Nerissa, Emmy, and Julia attend Kitsilano High and study in French Immersion.
Jay attends Prince of Wales Mini and studies in English.
Here are Jay, Gr 8 (left) and Julia, Gr 10 (right) who are off to Regina for Nationals in May!
Job Opportunity (for a parent)
Please see the following message from Vancouver Gas Fireplaces:
I would like to introduce myself and outline my reason for contacting the Parents group at your school.
I work at Vancouver Gas Fireplaces as the Accounting Administrator (contact info below) and I’m starting to plan my retirement.
We are hoping to find someone that is looking to get back into the work force with previous experience that would match the requirements of this job (listed below).
We are open to the possibility of two people that would like to job share.
I should note that due to the nature of our business our busy time is Sept – Jan therefore employee’s job sharing maybe asked to work more hours during this period.
Our accounting year is March – February.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Vancouver Gas Fireplaces
604.732.3470 Ext 231
Position: Accounting Administrator
Self motivated individual with general administration experience, accounting knowledge and customer service experience.
Sage (simply accounting)
Microsoft office > Excel / Word / Outlook
Job: General office duties;
Answering phones, filing, ordering office supplies, accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, collection, monthly bank reconciliation.
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